South Carolina has beaten Clemson five consecutive times on the football field, but the Gamecocks’ coach said Wednesday that the Tigers deserve to be proud of the program they’ve built. Clemson won the Orange Bowl this season, defeating Ohio State. It was the first BCS game victory by a team from the state of South Carolina.
Spurrier: “Give Clemson a little bragging rights. Those guys have done very well up there.”
— ESPN SEC (@ESPN_SEC) April 30, 2014
Spurrier gives Clemson credit, says SC is only state in the country that has two teams that have finished in the top 10 the last two years.
— Matt Connolly (@MattConnollySHJ) April 30, 2014
Spurrier said USC fans would rather win the Clemson game than any conference game.
— SportsTalk (@sportstalksc) April 30, 2014
Spurrier was also asked about the SEC’s recent scheduling decisions. The conference voted Sunday for a 6-1-1 format, in which each team will play every team from its division, one team from the opposite division every season, and one rotating team from the other division each year. Alabama and Nick Saban was the lone program that wanted a nine-game schedule, reportedly. Spurrier understands why.
Spurrier understands Saban’s stance. “If I was Alabama and I did not have an instate rival out of conference, I’d probably go for 9 too.”
— Brad Senkiw (@BSenkiwAIM) April 30, 2014